The US Army 1941-45 (Men-at-Arms, Volume 70) by Philip Katcher

By Philip Katcher

On the time of the second one international warfare, the USA military took an strange process, for the interval, in the direction of the layout of its uniforms. instead of try to locate an all-purpose outfit, similar to the British battledress, it tried to layout special-purpose gown for each attainable accountability, from strive against in chilly climates to decorate parades in scorching ones. the following Philip Katcher offers an intensive exam of the numerous forms of uniform and kit which observed provider throughout the conflict.

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Honor Grade (H(mg Danh-D{I) Purpose: For honorary bestowal on a member of another service or a foreign serviceman for a worthy mission involving 10 flights on a RVNAF or allied aircraft. continued on page 47 46 Description: There was a large wreath in gold, silver, or bronze. Or it is possible these may simply be for the above grades in a way done earlier, and the Honor Grade is simply without a device. Unfortunately, information on this is lacking. Background: The categorization of the grades and devices is according to JGS/RVNAF Directive HT-655-425.

Continued on page 47 46 Description: There was a large wreath in gold, silver, or bronze. Or it is possible these may simply be for the above grades in a way done earlier, and the Honor Grade is simply without a device. Unfortunately, information on this is lacking. Background: The categorization of the grades and devices is according to JGS/RVNAF Directive HT-655-425. The wreath devices for the suspension ribbon are quite large, about 22mm, but the jet plane devices are the same tiny ones used on the service bars.

The ribbon is blue 12mm, white 12mm, blue 12mm. Gold Anchor or First Class Description: The device is a gold anchor on both the suspensiqn ribbon and service bar. Silver Anchor or Second Class Description: The device is a silver anchor on both the suspension ribbon and service bar. Bronze Anchor or Third Class Description: The device is a bronze anchor on both the suspension ribbon and service bar. Background: The US-made version is flattish and has a fixed suspension, rather large lettering, and neater, if scrawnier looking, enamel work in the center.

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